Video: Tourists In France Began To Massively Receive Other People's Traffic Fines
Foreigners in France, after driving rental cars, began to receive fines for traffic violations on the days when they were no longer in the country. This issue was reported by The Local.
- A Canadian tourist who rented a car from Avis in Paris for a day received 27 receipts on his return home, dated different days. Another tourist from the UK was even more unlucky: since February 2019, he has received more than 50 fines with different cars and different drivers behind the wheel. However, he has not been to France since 2016.
- In response to complaints, Avis said that the company strictly stores personal data and errors with other people's fines are very rare. The French national agency, which runs police cameras, advised foreigners to fill out a form on the website to appeal fines.
The reason why tourists are sent foreign receipts has not yet been established. Either these are database errors or fraud, but the French authorities are in no hurry to deal with the problem. However, the number of tourists who have received strange fines for speeding and parking violations is already in the tens.